What you need to know about pallet transport rates

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Pallet shipping rates can be much easier to understand than it may seem at first. At Transgesa we know that they can be intimidating at times, especially if you are not used to working with them or they have never been properly explained to clients. That’s why we strive to make ours as simple as possible and try to make sure our customers understand and can use them without difficulty.

What should you look for in your pallet transport rate?
Zones of your pallet transport rate

In the world of shipping pallets in Spain, the most common thing is that the pallet transport rates are divided into several zones, as they move away from the center of the peninsula. This is because the most common procedure is for most of the merchandise from different parts of Spain to coordinate in Madrid or its surroundings. And the more distance to travel, the higher the cost.

Size and weight

Apart from distance, as we have just seen, the usually most important factors in the cost of shipping pallets are size and weight. It is important to take both variables into account. Sometimes there are customers who consider that a light weight shipment will be cheap for them, without taking weight into account, and vice versa. The trucks have certain limits of kilos to transport and very heavy merchandise can mean that a truck does not travel fully occupied of space but cannot carry more merchandise.

delivery types

In most transport networks, the most conventional services that appear in the pallet transport rates are 24-hour delivery and 48-hour delivery. But networks like ours at Palibex are exploring and expanding the delivery possibilities more and more. We have already incorporated deliveries such as am and am 10 to the portfolio of services, arriving at the destination before noon and even before 10 in the morning.

Other costs and additional services

Most of the deliveries of industrial merchandise or those destined for large surfaces consist of deliveries via dock, with highly standardized operations. But some customers and some merchandise require other types of services. One of the most common is palletizing or depalletizing, depending on whether the client needs help to assemble the pallet or to receive it disassembled.

It is essential to know when we need this type of service, since they can represent a significant part of the final cost of distribution. That is why it is also important to have the logistics providers informed in advance of this type of circumstance.


Transgesa and PBX offer both basic insurance and all-risk coverage in our pallet distribution network. There are customers for whom the basic insurance, which is around €6/kg, covers their needs. However, there are other companies that want or need to cover the entire value of the shipment, and for which these extended insurance options make the difference to be able to send their shipments with peace of mind.

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